Damian Lawlor, from Kilruane in County Tipperary, is an award-winning journalist and Gaelic Games Correspondent for the Sunday Independent newspaper. He is a presenter with Setanta Sports and also presented Take Your Point on RTE Radio One for two years. Fields Of Fire: The Inside Story Of Hurling's Great Renaissance is his fourth book, following the bestselling I Crossed the Line – the Liam Dunne Story;Working On a Dream – a Year on the Road with the Waterford Footballers, which was runner-up in the 2009 William Hill Sports Book awards; and All In My Head, Lar Corbett's autobiography, which was shortlisted at the Irish Book Awards in 2012.
Liz Lyons is a graduate in English and History of Trinity College, Dublin. After graduation she spent ten years working in the Irish book trade as a bookshop manager. Barefoot Over Stones is her first novel. Born in Cork in 1970, she lives in Co. Meath with her husband, son and two daughters.
Sinead McCoole is the author of two highly acclaimed non-fiction Irish history titles: Hazel: A Life of Lady Lavery (Lilliput Press 1996); NoOrdinary Women: Irish Female Activists, 1900-1923 (O’Brien Press 2003) Other publications include Guns and Chiffon (1997); The Reseacher's Handbook (2000); and Passion and Politics (2010). Sinead has curated exhibitions on Irish history and Irish art at Dublin City Hugh Lane Gallery, including Society and Politics (1996); and Passion and Politics (2010); Kilmainham Jail's Robert Emmet Bi-centenary exhibition (2003)and Guns and Chiffon (1997) which toured in the US in 1998. She is currently the Director of the Jackie Clarke Collection.